Sunday, October 07, 2007

Why I should never leave home

My husband and I have this "thing"...ok ...not a rule but an agreement.....
I take care of the inside of the house and he takes care of the outside....
not as clear cut as that..there are exceptions....for instance...
he plants the garden and I weed. I plant the flowers...I weed. I want a room painted inside...his job...I need something repaired inside(garbage disposal, leaking faucet.) his job.
So.....yesterday I went to see a University of Illinois football game with a friend who had an extra ticket...I only do this in order to see my daughter and take her to dinner....not a big fan of ANY sport but it is fun to go with my friend and we enjoy the ride down and back....as I come into the kitchen, I notice it looks strange out of my window.
Apparently when asked "how I like that crab apple tree with the diseased leaves" and I responded.."I really like it...just spray it to get rid of the disease" translated to my darling husband as
CUT IT DOWN

I guess I can't leave home again.....until we are REALLY clear on whose job is whose and what I REALLY meant.

13 comments:

Liz said...

Hey, I know his cousin. In fact, I think I married him!!

Ex-Shammickite said...

I'm smiling here... you're right, you have to make your intentions REALLY CLEAR, or something often gets lost in translation.
Goodbye tree!

Quint&arantino said...

Hi Neva... you mean something like... tiiiimmmmberrrrrrr!!!!

Ginnie said...

That's hysterical, Neva. I think Donica would know better than to do that without talking about it first. HA!

Hyderabad Daily Photo said...

Hmm. This quote came to my mind:

“I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.”
- Robert McClosky (also seen attributed to Richard Nixon)

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Yeh the only reason why I would not leave the house ( wth pleasure) nor go on vacation is because we go WITHOUT our SWEET DOG!!!!

Thank you for your SWEET holiday wishes !!!:) I'll be back around oktober 19TH ,with a brown skin, a bigger smile than ever (I have a smile anyway)and lots of photo's... I'll be missing you, BYE:)My photo is now on the new last "leaving day" post.....:)

A Hugh and kisses from JoAnn

GR8UMPS3 said...

Did you say spray it? I thought you said spay it.

USAincognito said...

lol. Funny how men translate what we say. Not all the time do we have underlying meaning to our words. ;)

david santos said...

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Wanted: search for this man photographed sexually abusing children
INTERPOL is seeking the help of the public to try to identify this man, photographed sexually abusing children in a series of images posted on the Internet.
The photos shown here are from a series of around 200 pictures involving 12 different young boys, believed to have been taken in Vietnam and Cambodia in 2002 or 2003.
These pictures have been produced by specialists from Germany’s federal police force, the Bundeskriminalamt, working from originals found on the Internet, which had been digitally altered to disguise the man’s face.
Extensive police efforts worldwide to identify the man have so far failed and Interpol is now enlisting the support of the media and the public to help identify him as a priority.
Anyone with information on his identity or whereabouts should contact their local police or INTERPOL’s Trafficking in Human Beings Unit via email.

http://www.interpol.int/public/thb/vico/default.asp

Peter M said...

It's strange how transaltions or even translations become muddled

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Aieee! What a bummer.

Juhi said...

hahaha!!! communication with men afterall!

WendyB said...

Oops!